6-sp transmission needs refinement
By Hotel driver on
Vehicle2009 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
ReviewI drive the T&C for a hotel. It's rented longterm from Enterprise. It replaced a 2008 Dodge GC, essentially the same vehicle. Overall, pleasure to drive. Handles well, almost what you'd call 'sporty'. Well-appointed, tightly assembled, nicely functional. Comfortable, though passenger space is compromised in the Stow/Go version, a center bench would accomodate one more adult. The trans needs refinement/domestication. (See below.)
Best FeaturesPowered rear doors courteously accomodate passengers. But they get confused if the passenger and the driver activate the door shortly apart. And the previous (Dodge) needed work on the doors after 1 year, the R one refused to close.
Worst FeaturesTrans needs reprogramming. Stays in low gears too long under light throttle, wasting gas. 'Clunks' when accelerating out of lowspeed turns. Variable engagement from harsh to sluggish. For an ECT, its behavior is not very refined. (I was an engineer before the collapse, critical of design.)
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